Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis Motor Speedway


Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Manager
Indianapolis · IN
Facility Operations/Event Staff: Plumbing
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DEPARTMENT: Facilities

REPORTS TO: Plumbing Foreman





Penske Entertainment is a leading provider of world-class sports and entertainment. The organization consists of three prominent entities:

  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the world’s largest spectator sporting facility and annually hosts the world’s most prestigious auto race: the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
  • INDYCAR is the Indianapolis-based governing body for North America's premier open-wheel auto racing series, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, and its developmental series, INDY NXT by Firestone.
  • IMS Productions is a multifaceted broadcast and multimedia division that helps bring INDYCAR and IMS events to life for global audiences.

The Penske Entertainment experience is fast-paced, diverse and impactful. Through its business units, the organization reaches audiences on an international scale, focused on delivering exceptional experience from start to finish.  Employees of Penske Entertainment are challenged daily in a demanding, yet rewarding environment that is best suited for dedicated professionals who want to reach their ultimate potential amid the excitement, tradition, and pageantry of the World’s Greatest Race Course and the premier open-wheel racing series.



The plumber is responsible for maintaining the plumbing infrastructure for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which plays host to the World's Largest Single-Day Sporting Event, the Indianapolis 500® and surrounding properties. This full-time position will expose you to many different projects throughout the facility and offers an unmatched opportunity to be a part of the execution and operations of our events.



  • With the Foreman, provides support for the Facilities Department.
  • Assembles, installs, and repairs fittings, fixtures, and pipes for drainage and water systems.
  • Studies building drawings and plans to determine work aids required as well as sequence of installations.
  •  Inspects structure to ascertain obstructions to be avoided to prevent weakening of structure resulting from installation of pipe.
  • Locates and marks position of pipe, pipe connections, and passage holes for pipes in floors and walls.
  • Cuts openings in floors and walls to accommodate fittings and pipe.
  • Installs and repairs plumbing fixtures such as bathtubs, commodes, dishwashers, drinking fountains, garbage disposals, hot water tanks, misting fans, sinks, water heaters, and water softeners.
  • Winterizes select water mains, buildings, concession stands, first aid stations, and restrooms in non-climate-controlled areas to prevent freezing.
  • Charges select water mains and makes sure buildings, concession stands, first aid stations, and restrooms are operational for the event season.
  • Orders parts and maintains inventory of supplies.
  • Assists with planning and execution of upgrading aging plumbing infrastructure.
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to the company Vision, Mission and Values.
  • Other duties as assigned. The Facilities Department is responsible for the entirety of the ground and buildings at IMS.  Due to the sometimes-unpredictable nature of being a multi-event facility, all members of the Facilities team may be required to occasionally help with responsibilities outside their normal job description.



Supervisory Responsibilities

  • No supervisory responsibilities


  • High school graduate or GED
  • Licensed Plumber in the State of Indiana preferred


  • Minimum 3 years’ practical experience
  • Requires valid driver's license.
  • Effective mechanical aptitude.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Effective working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the profession.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written direction.
  • Commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds and commitment to cultural competency.
  • Ability to uphold and consistently demonstrate the Penske Entertainment Standards.

Travel/Work Hour/Flexibility

  • No travel required.
  • General hours are Monday-Friday, 7:15am-4pm, however this will vary greatly during events and based on project workload. During spring and early summer, excess hours are required due to our de-winterization and event schedule. Candidates must be flexible through the summer and early fall and able to work weekends and overtime when needed.
  • Penske Entertainment acknowledges that the need for flexibility varies across all companies/departments and is not best addressed by a one size fits all flexible work policy. As such, the company encourages supervisors to work with their employees to leverage flexibility as needed to support a healthy balance.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Ability to move heavy objects.
  • Ability to enter confined spaces.
  • Ability to work in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Constant standing, walking, stooping, kneeling and repeated bending.
  • Constant reaching high/low/level and repetitive twisting or pressure involving wrists or hands.



    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Employee will frequently work outdoors, which requires physical strength and stamina to endure extreme heat, cold, rain and other conditions.
    • Work on site may be dirty, dusty, muddy and/or under noisy conditions.
    • Position requires working in confined spaces, and at heights.
    • The noise level in the work environment can be loud, due to professional racing events.



    Full-time employees enjoy a very competitive benefit package. Benefits include: Medical (including tax-advantaged Health Savings Account), Dental, Vision, 401(k) with 100% company match up to 5%, Paid Vacation, Personal & Sick Days, 12 Paid Holidays, Company Paid Life Insurance, Pet Insurance, Tuition Assistance, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability, Generous Paid Parental Leave, On-site Workout Facility, and more.



    Penske Entertainment provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. The Company complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities and/or events.